Cordillera Quimsa Cruz
Welcome to Quimsa Cruz - Climbing multi-pitch trad protected routes on excellent granite
You finally found the page you are looking for ! Quimsa cruz is a hidden and little known paradise for rock climbers. Most already established routes have between 4 and 7 pitches, are trad protected, with the classic routes, now having installed belay stations and rappel routes. There is however still a huge potential to establish new routes. The base camp is very confortable, on a lawn covered surface, with flowing water. From La Paz it takes 8 hours with private transport. It is thus recommended to stay at least 5 days to take profit of this magic location. Why not make some awesome multi pitch rock climbs while getting used to altitude, before heading for higher snow covered summits ?
Not that confortable with placing trad protection gear ? Take the opportunity to be led by one of our IFMGA mountain guides which will not only lead for you the most beautiful routes the area has to offer, but who also is certified to give you a proper training and introduction into multi pitch climbing and gear placement.
climbing "sufrimiento del peluchin" 6b in the "jardin de porotos sector.
the good granite being located in the northern part of the Cordillera Quimsa Cruz, you often get a view on the impressive south face of Illimani
you are not climbing that hard ? Then take profit of the excellent ridge climbs the region has to offer
off-width climbing is awkard as long as one is not used to it
on one of the summits along the "cresta de la vertebra" ridge
climbing the first pitch of "Achachilas" 6a+ on the Tenazas
Find here a non exhaustive topo of the quimsa cruz area you have been looking for. Many thanks to the AGMTB for sharing most of the pictures. You'll find some more info on the website of the American Alpine Journal, on the www.boliviaclimbinginfo.org website.
first pitch of "loro paceño" 6c on Cuernos del Diablo
high up on "las tenazas"- enjoying an excellent hand crack
hearing the condor soaring through the air happens quite often during our long climbs
The super confortable base camp, with flowing water.
an over view on the many granite spires from the col at 4850m
second or third pitch of a new line on the Tenazas
gear up ! before the next epic climb starts